Forty years of elephants in flight

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Summary: As the next school year comes for the Chosen Ones, they are met with a new enemy, hiding in plain sight.

As book two, Fire, begins, Minoo, Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin and Ida have been struggling with their own demons all summer long. Now school is back in session, and whether…

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St. Mark’s Bookshop (via nevver)

A round of applause for this sleek East Village bookstore design.

“Sometimes when I see my companions lying asleep or resting, rolled in their blankets, their faces turned to earth or hidden in the folds, for a moment I wonder whether they are alive or dead. For at any hour I may come upon them, and find that long silence descended over them, — their faces grey and disfigured, — dark stains of blood soaking through their torn garments, — all their hope & merriment snuffed out for ever.”

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WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon in a 1916 diary entry. Sassoon’s war diaries have been digitized for the first time through a project by the Cambridge University Library. As the Two-Way blog reported, nearly two dozen diaries and notebooks have been made available.

(via nprbooks)

Check out Jean Moorcroft Wilson’s new SIEGFRIED SASSOON biography for more!

MOOD BOARD, PART 2

View the New York City of yesteryear through the eyes of Toby Ball, author of Invisible Streets

World War I 100 Years Later: Incredible Images and Facts

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Soldiers in gas masks during World War I

On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, leading to the first global conflict, in which the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire squared off against the Allied Powers of France, the United Kingdom,…

MOOD BOARD: curated by Toby Ball, author of INVISIBLE STREETS

Our upcoming title is many things: thrilling, dark, affecting, mysterious. It only makes sense, then, that the story was derived from many things. Take a gander at some of the inspiration author Toby Ball drew from to create the enigmatic City of his City series.

& pick up INVISIBLE STREETS on July 24th to experience the City in all of its treacherous glory.

TONIGHT 7PM! powerHouse Arena is hosting an event with Christina Nichol reading and discussing her award winning debut WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICITY! She will be joined by NORMAN RUSH and MARCO ROTH, talk about a double, ahem triple, whammy. 
Can’t make it tonight? Not to fear Christina Nichol and WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICITY are coming to a city near you! 
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Wednesday, August 13, 2014The Booksmith1644 Haight Street,San Francisco, CA, 94117 A New Voices, New Stories Evening: Exceptional Debuts from Writers to Watch - Reading and Discussion
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PALO ALTO, CASunday, August 17, 2014, 3:15 PMLitquakeDebut Novelists Panel: Christina Nichol, Ann Gelder, Edan Lepucki, and Stuart Rojstaczer
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PORTLAND, ORMonday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 PMPowell’s 40 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR, 97209 Reading and Discussion
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 SEATTLE, WA
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:00 PMElliot Bay Book Company1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122 Reading and Discussion
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BELLINGHAM, WA
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Village Books
1200 11th Street, Belingham, WA, 98225

Reading and Discussion
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SAN FRANCISCO, CASaturday, September 13, 2014, 7:30 PMWriters With Drinks The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA Reading Series with Robin Sloan, Annalyse Gelman, and Lenelle Moise _____
SEBASTOPOL, CATuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PMCopperfield’s 138 N. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA, 95472 Local Author Night: Reading and Discussion


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TONIGHT 7PM! powerHouse Arena is hosting an event with Christina Nichol reading and discussing her award winning debut WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICITY! She will be joined by NORMAN RUSH and MARCO ROTH, talk about a double, ahem triple, whammy. 

Can’t make it tonight? Not to fear Christina Nichol and WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICITY are coming to a city near you! 

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street,San Francisco, CA, 94117
A New Voices, New Stories Evening: Exceptional Debuts from Writers to Watch - Reading and Discussion

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PALO ALTO, CA
Sunday, August 17, 2014, 3:15 PM
Litquake
Debut Novelists Panel: Christina Nichol, Ann Gelder, Edan Lepucki, and Stuart Rojstaczer

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PORTLAND, OR
Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
Powell’s
40 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR, 97209
Reading and Discussion

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 SEATTLE, WA

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:00 PM
Elliot Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
Reading and Discussion

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BELLINGHAM, WA

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:00 PM

Village Books

1200 11th Street, Belingham, WA, 98225

Reading and Discussion

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:30 PM
Writers With Drinks
The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA
Reading Series with Robin Sloan, Annalyse Gelman, and Lenelle Moise
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SEBASTOPOL, CA
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PM
Copperfield’s
138 N. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA, 95472
Local Author Night: Reading and Discussion


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prairielights:

The Summer Reading display.
It’s an ever changing extravaganza of whatever Tim feels like featuring. 

prairielights:

The Summer Reading display.

It’s an ever changing extravaganza of whatever Tim feels like featuring. 

nationalbook:

Happy birthday, Ernest Hemingway!

Here’s a collection of photographs of the iconic writer with the animals he loved.

(via prairielights)